This French Art Deco oil painting on panel is just irresistible!
From the early 1920s, it shows a garden at moonlight in a stunning harmony of blues, with a castle in the distance, and, in a dark area, a man declaring his love to a lady.
Both characters are aristocrats and the scene is supposed to happen during the reign of Louis XV, in the 18th century.
The theme of the marchioness and her suitors is recurrent in Art Deco, but it is usually geometric prints with "pochoir" colors.
This time it is expressed in a more sensitive medium, with a striking vision of light and darkness, and besides the streamlined simplicity of Art Deco, one can really feel the couple's emotion.
I believe a real castle, the castle of Bagatelle near Paris, famous for its gardens and peacocks, is being portrayed here.
The piece is signed on the left, though the signature is somewhat illegible. (The 2 first letters R and M, having been recovered with paint)
Very likely: "R. Minard"
A rare painting with a lot of style and genuine poetry!
(standard 14 X 10 frame) Done on artist's panel.
MEASUREMENTS: Length: 13 1/2". Width: 9 1/2".
( 34.5 cm)by ( 24 cm)
CONDITION In very good condition. No loss. Some thin cracks in the paint due to age, but do not affect the painting.
Will be shipped "Expedited" from Paris (5-7 days) including insurance and signature at delivery.
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Item ID: 1942pnt
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